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We found 4 providers with an interest in musculoskeletal problems and who accept QualCare near Vineland, NJ.

Dr. James Arthur Sanfilippo Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
994 W. Sherman Avenue; Building 1
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. James Sanfilippo is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sewell, NJ, Moorestown, NJ, and Marlton, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanfilippo include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanfilippo's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Sanfilippo attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, shoulder tendonitis, fibula (calf bone) fracture, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, PCL injury, ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, osteoporosis, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, arthritis, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, achilles tendonitis, spinal fracture, stress fractures, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, fractures (broken bones), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Martin Greenleaf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
994 W. Sherman Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Greenleaf's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include spine microsurgery, disc surgery, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Greenleaf's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Dr. Greenleaf is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , spinal fracture

All Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Benjamin Kirshner, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1103 West Sherman Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Kirshner sees patients in Marlton, NJ, Tabernacle, NJ, and Burlington, NJ. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kirshner's clinical interests: forearm fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, and fibula (calf bone) fracture. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors QualCare, Medicare, and Workers' Compensation insurance. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kirshner completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, fibula (calf bone) fracture, osteomyelitis, shoulder fracture, spinal fracture, knee fracture, elbow fracture, hand fracture, bone spurs, ankle fracture, stress fractures, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, arthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, bone problems, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, fractures (broken bones), calcaneus (heel bone) fracture, ankylosing spondylitis, foot fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Kim Lee, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
994 W. Sherman Avenue
Vineland, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Lee is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Vineland. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , forearm fracture, femur (thigh bone) fracture, humerus (upper arm) fracture, shoulder tendonitis, fibula (calf bone) fracture, osteomyelitis, ankle sprain, wrist fracture, PCL injury, ligament problems, knee ligament injuries, shoulder fracture, knee fracture, musculoskeletal problems, elbow fracture, hand fracture, ACL injury, tendonitis, bone spurs, ankle fracture, tendon injury, osteoporosis, achilles tendon problems, bursitis, arthritis, pelvic fracture, hip fracture, clavicle fracture (broken collarbone), sprains, achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, musculoskeletal infection, osteoarthritis, patella (kneecap) fracture, fractures (broken bones), osteonecrosis (avascular necrosis), acetabular fracture, calcaneus (heel bone) fracture

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Femur Fracture, Elbow Pain, Humerus Fracture, Fibula Fracture, Ankle Sprain, ... (Read more)

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What are Musculoskeletal Problems?

The musculoskeletal system refers collectively to the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and nerves. It is what gives our bodies structure and allows us to move and do things. Because this system encompasses so much of the body, musculoskeletal problems are extremely varied and can happen almost anywhere. There are musculoskeletal problems that affect only the joints, those that affect the bones, those that affect tendons and ligaments, and those that can happen in any area of the body but cause pain and numbness.

Joint problems include bursitis and arthritis. Bursitis is the inflammation of a fluid-filled sac cushion on the outside of a joint, causing symptoms including pain and swelling. Arthritis is the inflammation and damage of a joint due to wear and tear or disease. There are several treatments for arthritis, but if the damage progresses far enough, joint replacement may be necessary. In joint replacement, a metal or plastic implant is surgically placed within the joint to make movement easier.

Bone problems include scoliosis, fractures, and osteoporosis. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine, making the normally straight spine look like a “C” or “S.” It is treated with braces or surgery. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to weaken and break easily. It’s most common in women, especially older women. Fully half of all women over 65 have osteoporosis. Fractures are any break in the bone. They can be a simple crack or a severe and complicated shatter. Osteoporosis causes fractures in people who have it, but other causes are trauma (such as a fall) or overuse.

Tendon and ligament problems most often result from injury or overuse. Two good examples are ligament tears and tendonitis. The most common ligament tear is the ACL tear in the knee. This ligament supports and stabilizes the knee and is most often torn during sports activities. Tendonitis happens when a tendon, which connects muscles and bones together, becomes irritated and inflamed. This happens most often in older patients who push their bodies too far, leading to pain and swelling. Treatment for both tendon and ligament problems usually includes rest, ice, and supporting the area to let it heal.

Pain and numbness problems can be caused by overuse, disease, an injury, or a compressed nerve. Lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome are two of the most common conditions patients encounter. Lower back pain may be caused by sore muscles that have been overworked, or an injury to the disks separating the vertebrae in the spine. Lower back pain usually goes away on its own within a few days, but it may require medical treatment depending on the cause. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve at the base of the palm becomes trapped or pinched. Symptoms include tingling, pain, numbness, or weakness in the hand. Treatment involves rest and sometimes steroid injections.

Because the musculoskeletal system involves so much of the body, problems here can be incredibly varied in their type and severity. Some musculoskeletal problems will go away on their own or only require rest, while others may require medication, physical therapy, or even surgery.